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7 Less Known, Yet Powerful Features in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is loaded with so many outstanding features that it’s easy for a few to get lost in the mix. Even the most seasoned editor can discover seemingly hidden features in the software that could completely change the way they’ve done things for years. It’s

10 Useful Rode Wireless GO Hacks

They say that sound is half the picture. David Bowie once said, “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” Lots of people talk about the importance of listening; but if we can’t hear what they’re saying, what does it even matter? Much of the significance

How To Remove Flashes From Video in Premiere Pro CC

When you’re filming an event or in a large crowd of people, flashes from professional photographers or the multitude of cell phones can really kill the mood of your perfect hero-shot. Those happy newlyweds, daring race car drivers, and dashes celebrities are what everyone is there to

Full Frame vs Super 35 – What Are The Differences?

In the words of Little Richard, “It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.” Understanding the differences in image sensor sizes amid today’s evolving camera technology is important when determining the look you’re intending to capture as a cinematographer. Camera manufacturers are

Best Budget Live Streaming Cameras in 2020

When you’re a content creator looking for a camera that can do it all, what you want is something you can take anywhere; Something small and lightweight with good low-light capabilities. You want something you can mount along side your computer rig, but something you can also

7 Video Hacks to Try When Stuck at Home

We’re all stuck at home, finished watching Tiger King, and looking to find some way to get back to our normal lives. Fortunately, this short time of reflection can help all of us hone in on our skills as filmmakers. But you don’t need a large crew

The Fastest Way To Cut Down Footage in Premiere Pro 2020

Editing is a long, laborious process that teeters on the fine edge of an artistic endeavor and a secretarial function with the ultimate goal of disguised everything you’ve done. As a professional editor, you’re always searching for ways to save time on organizing so you can spend

Just Grade It – Professional Color, Made Simple

Post-production is changing, and it’s changing fast. Clients now expect you to provide professional color grading services for the same fee, while the camera department feeds you increasingly varied flavors of log. Most filmmakers (and their clients) just need projects to look crisp, clean, realistic and consistent.

Canon C200 vs BMPCC 6K Side-by-Side Comparison

A nice and beefy lineup of cameras seems to populate the horizon while myriads of filmmakers and DOPs approaching productions are having now more options than ever, at least in the indie scene. Despite the fact that most blockbusters and big productions are still being shot on